Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Tomas Flanagan from St. Michael's House to give some advice for people considering this job:

Tomas Flanagan

Occupational Therapist

St. Michael's House

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Tomas Flanagan

I would advise anyone interested in Occupational Therapy to read up on the profession or else try to meet a qualified Occupational Therapist and talk to them about their work.

The internet can be a great resource in getting information. Also information from the universities might indicate if this is a course that is suited to you. A lot of the course work relies on you being a self-directed learner. This makes the course different to other more mainstream/academic courses as the onus is on the student to complete a lot of work independently.

As this is a caring profession an interest in working with people is a must. You also need to be a good communicator as you will be working closely with clients, families and other staff on an ongoing basis.

Organisational skills are essential to enable you to manage a caseload.


The Linguistic's interests are usually focused on ideas and information exchange. They tend to like reading a lot, and enjoy discussion about what has been said. Some will want to write about their own ideas and may follow a path towards journalism, or story writing or editing. Others will develop skills in other languages, perhaps finding work as a translator or interpreter. Most Linguistic types will enjoy the opportunity to teach or instruct people in a topic they are interested in.
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Seasonal and part time jobs for Christmas 2017

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Seasonal and part time jobs for Christmas 2017

Friday, September 29, 2017 

Seasonal and part time jobs for Christmas 2017

Looking for a Christmas job? Businesses all over the country hire extra staff for the busy festive season annually.

With just 12 weeks to go to Christmas, now is a good time to apply for part-time, temporary and seasonal  job opportunties. There are lots of companies hiring right now, especially in the retail sector. Here are some links to help get you started you with your job search:

Argos - Customer Service Advisors - more here

Arnotts - Christmas opportunities - more here

Bluebird Care - Part-time Care Assistants -  more here

Boots - Christmas Customer Assistant jobs - more here

Broadline Recruitment - Christmas Hamper Packing Assistants - more here

Brown Thomas - Christmas Opportunities - more here

Camille Thaimore here

Card Factory - Temporary roles for the seasonal period - more here

Debenhams - Christmas Restaurant Team more here

Disney Store: Cast Members - Christmas Temp positions more here

Dixons /Carphone Warehouse - Christmas Temp jobs - more here

Dundrum Shopping Centremore here

Dunnes Stores  - more here

Flying Tiger Copenhagan - Seasonal Sales Assistants - more here

H. Samuel - Temporary Christmas Sales Assosciates - more here

Liffey Valleymore here

Monroe Recruitment - Christmas Promotion Staff - more here

Next PLC - Retail Sales Assistants - Seasonal - more here

Pennys - Temporary Christmas Retail assistants - more here

Smiggle - Xmas Sales Assistants - more here

There are also lots of seasonal jobs listed on here

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